The national final took place at the AVRO TV studios in Hilversum (the same venue in which the Eurovision final took place), hosted by Tanja Koen. Eleven songs and six singers were involved, with all participants other than Anneke van der Graaf performing two songs.
The winning song was chosen by postcard voting; the full ranking of the songs is known, but information on votes received is only available for the top five songs.
On the night of the final Brokken performed second in the running order, following Italy and preceding France. At the close of voting "Heel de wereld" had received only 1 point (from Switzerland), placing the Netherlands joint last (with Luxembourg) of the 10 entries.
Brokken thus became the only performer in Eurovision history ever to have finished both first and last; it was also the only year to date in which the host country ended the evening at the bottom of the scoreboard.